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to governor snoozy, there's george w. bush's budget director, rob portman, and then what the "times" refers to as the two dark horse choices, paul ryan, the guy who became nationally famous when he suggested taking away medicare from old people and giving them coupons instead, and also louisiana governor bobby jindal. yesterday, he joins bobby jindal in louisiana for fund-raisers. the beltway press describing him as buzzed about as one of romney's most visible supporters and as a vp short lister. >> i'm bobby jindal, governor of louisiana. >> according to the washington post, bobby jindal's stock is on the rise. the paper extolling the many conservative virtues that make him a possible vice presidential choice, like for example, criticizing president obama. republican voters love that. and fighting with democrats on tv. that's a must. also, he is not old. mossel tav. and there's the rolling back of medical care for the poor and uninsured in his state. maybe that could cancel out romney care in massachusetts? in fact, it would be a huge deal if mitt romney did pick bobby jindal as his runnin
presidential election, george h.w. bush released 14 years of his tax returns going back to 1973. there's no exact number of years that is the standard. but when mitt romney says the president is that you don't have to release much in the way of tax returns, just a couple years will do it, that's not true. the obama campaign released this chart this week showing how many years worth of tax returns the last four presidents released as they campaigned for office. they're putting this out because they think mr. romney has been wrong when he asserted he's following precedent. he released eight years. george w. bush released ten. clinton released 12 years. poppy bush released 14 years. then they added on another guy, the last blue column, that is george romney, who is just a candidate for president. he of course never became president, but he is mitt romney's dad. so what's normal in presidential politics is to release many years of your tax returns. the romney campaign if they cont wanted to could come back and say all those people who became president and my dad released more than five yea
george w. bush tried to push through. >> let me describe, actually, five things necessary to get this economy going. one, take advantage of our energy resources. particularly, natural gas, but also coal, oil, nuclear, renewables. that's number one. number two, trade. i want to dramatically increase trade and particularly with latin america. number three, take action to get america on track to have a balanced budget. now, those three things, by the way, are things which we have not been doing over the last three years, which are essential to getting this economy going again. number four, we've got to show better training and education opportunities for our current workers and coming workers. and finally, what i call restoring economic freedom. that means keep our taxes as low as possible, have regulations modern and up-to-date. get health care costs down. these things will restore economic freedom. >> so how is it that different from what george w. bush tried to push through? it is not. it is not different from what george w. bush tried to push through. lower taxes, fewer regulati
the george w. bush administration, a program was set up to bolster this sector to provide government-guarantied loans to try to grow businesses, to try to grow this sector in our economy. fisker, the justin bieber puberty has arrived helper prop, fisker applied for government-backed loans to help grow its business under the george w. bush administration program created for that purpose. that funding got approved once the obama administration took over. now, that wasn't their only investment money, fisker also got funding from a big venture capital firm in california, a firm that is a pretty high-profile firm, among its partners, people like meg whitman, she's been a big high-profile supporter and fundraiser and donor for john mccain last time around and for mitt romney. the same firm also has as a partner a man named al gore, who you might have heard of. the main partner tied to the fisker investment firm is this guy, a john mccain donor and rudy giuliani donor and george w. bush donor. that's the situation in the real world and in the economy. but in politics, the mitt romney campai
. >> and talk about the presidency, then you turn in and get what joe was talking about with george w. bush who can't think -- says he can't think of one. everyone in their own lives knows that you make mistakes all the time. all of us tell ourselves a story to explain those mistakes. >> john, the whole thing, he wasn't admitting a mistake. he was taking a perceived weakness of him, all fluff and no substance, and turning it upside down. he is saying i'm the guy getting the job you done but sorry -- i don't think there was weakness in that. >> he does believe this is a mistake. he's not playing a game here. >> jump in. >> joe? >> jon meacham, i want to follow up and underline what you said. i remember one time, again because i'm a dork, i was very young at the time, but i remember following the 1976 republican primary campaign. ronald reagan was asked a question out on the campaign trail, his response, i don't know. >> yeah. >> and everybody just sat there for a second and then they started applauding. it was some of reagan's people said it was a -- it was just a special moment that connected h
, nation building approach that george w. bush pursued. so again there, i think where obama is sort of where the country is. >> fareed zakaria, always a pleasure. again, your article is "failure to launch" in "time" magazine. let's remind everybody, they should be aching up on sunday and watching you, at 10:00 eastern, fareed zakaria jgps right here on cnn. fareed, thank. >>> a lot more news unfolding this hour, including this -- >> one of the godfathers of cnn says break up the banks. and i'm about to talk with one of the watchdogs who says those banks along with d.c. ripped off americans. i'm brooke baldwin. the news is now. >>> the man who served as president bush's cia director joins me now. i'll ask michael hayden about leaks, drones, and about what he thinks about the job performance of america's current president. >>> plus, investors on edge as facebook gets ready to announce its earnings. we're counting down until the closing bell. [ taste buds ] donuts, donuts, donuts! who are these guys? oh, that's just my buds. bacon, donuts. -my taste buds. -[ taste buds ] waffles. how a
or stimulus. it's barack obama or george w. bush, but it's not that simple, not that satisfying. one cause however does stand out amongst many. cheap and ample credit. for years the ability of almost every working american to access more credit than they should have been able to, masked the underlying fact that lower and middle class incomes were not rising. people felt and in many cases actually were wealthier than their salaries or socioeconomic
george w. bush. paul begala is a democratic strategist and adviser to a pro-obama super pac. paul, let's begin with you. as you've heard, the obama campaign was basically saying mitt romney is either a criminal or he's a liar. and romney's campaign is calling on the obama campaign to apologize. saying it's demeaning to the office of the president. do you think, in fact, an apology is necessary, paul? >> no, toughen up, mitt. this is campaigns. this is politics. politics ain't bean bag. here's what thomas jefferson campaign said about john adams. they called him a hideous character that has not the sensibility of a woman. if you're not tough enough to stand up to stephanie cutter, how are you going to stand up to vladimir putin? i mean, come on. >> even if it turns out to be completely untrue, what they say. >> no, this is completely true. there are signed documents that list him as the ceo. there are other documents that he signed that are sworn that said he had nothing to do with the company at the time. his public financial disclosure documents. one of them is wrong. either he was th
very long years of george w. bush and dick cheney. part of the republican wisdom about what happened in 2008 is simply that john mccain wasn't disgusting enough. that john mccain wasn't willing to indulge that enranged batty old ladies of his audience who heard somewhere that obombe is an arab. part of the republican establishment thinks the lesson of 20008 is john mccain was too decent. if you wallow with the birthers and he's a secret muslim folks, if you run your campaign out of the comment section of youtube videos about the panama canal and the muslim brotherhood taking over the state department, part of them thinks that's howia win. the question is are they right? bob joins us next. ia win. the question is are they right? bob joins us next. mine was earned off vietnam in 1968. over the south pacific in 1943. i got mine in iraq, 2003. usaa auto insurance is often handed down from generation to generation. because it offers a superior level of protection, and because usaa's commitment to serve the military, veterans and their families is without equal. begin your legacy, get an a
. >>> former president george w. bush made him america's top spy and he headed up the super secret national security agency to follow your every move. well now who is he watching? we'll find out in an exclusive interview. general michael hayden up next live. >>> two american tourists and their guide were kidnapped today in egypt's sinai region. officials say the kidnappers want authorities to release a relative who is in detention in alexandria on drug charges. the americans have been targeted by kidnappers several times this year. in february two tourists were kidnapped and released. the same thing happened in june to two others. well, today we are learning just how bad off some of the most fragile countries are in the world. details were just released by the fund for peace and foreign policy magazine in what they called their failed states index. it's a snap shot of social, economic, and political development in every country on the planet. once again the most fragile countries are in africa with somalia and the democratic republic of the congo in the worst shape. they are followed by som
tradition. john mccain did only give two years, which is fair to say. but george w. bush gave eight years of tax returns. john kerry gave 20. my god, i can't even believe he saved 20 years. president obama gave 12 years. jonathan, that's the point. i -- how do you graciously, if you're mitt romney, give in here? >> well, there's no gracious way to give in anymore, because he's had his back up against the wall for so long. but there still is the opportunity to give in, get it out there and move on for him. i mean, you know, those of us who have, you know, gone to kind of crisis communications 101 have taken those -- 101 course of crisis communications understand that you've got something that you don't think people are going to like, the best thing you can do is get it out there and get it over with. meanwhile, mitt romney, you notice, continues to dance around the subject and dance around the subject, giving us lots to talk about on cable tv, speculating what's in it, speculating what might be in it. it's fun for us. >> one night of aggressive hits on the low tax rate in 2009 or whatever
of television and america and his life. a rare interview where george w. bush talks about keeping america great and the cause closest to
proud of him. he's done so much good work in the world. >> george w. bush. >> i want to stay connected to the veteran community. i'm not going to be a public person. this is a rare interview for me. >> this is "piers morgan tonight." >> good evening the first ted turner, a tv pioneer. but, also, a very out spoken man and a rare interview for president george w. bush. if anyone knows about keeping america great is a former american president. >> after 9/11, mon
on negative ads. former white house press secretary for george w. bush ari fleisher. cnn contributor paul begala. joins me as well. paul, you advise the super pac which has run a lot of these negative ads many thousands of times. negative campaigning, you're more than okay with it? >> totally, absolutely. the ads to the pac i advise which is priorities usa action. they have featured the most powerful ads. and the ones we have run the most of. the real words of real people that mitt romney laid off. he came and took over these companies. he loaded them up with debt. he in some cases he bankrupted them. paid himself millions. and canceled the health benefits. we sent cameras to places like marion, indiana, kansas city and we filmed these people and their heartbreaking stories. the "los angeles times," "l.a. times," terrific journalist, called our ad the most effective democratic ad this year. >> so did the president say -- can the present say there's been a slew of positive ads? >> yeah, i don't know how many is in a slew. i thought you nailed ax pretty well on this. my job i think in this
in the first six months, they are comparable to president george w. bush. of course he won in 2004, but that was the first presidential election after 9/11. the big issue was national security and the big issue now is the economy and, to have these disappointing numbers is a trouble spot and it means president obama has to attack mitt romney, out of touch and doesn't care about the middle class and it will be a negative campaign and close race. >> jamie: thanks to the brain room for keeping us on top of accurate numbers, john cleary today. we were discussing, he and i, of the last four months, three of them we have been at 8.2% and here's the numbers of job created in the first six months during an election year. re-election for these candidates. 8.2%. what are the expectations of the american people come november? >> i don't think much will change between now and then, the president has to make the case the economy is getting better, a little better and there is more work to be done but the -- earlier this year the economy was looking a little stronger and if you go back to the ye
first ran. former president george w. bush released nine. but mr. obama's challenger, senator john mccain, released just two years and told us today that's good enough for romney, too. do you think it's creating a distraction, though, that the obama campaign... >> that's exactly what the obama campaign wants to do is create a distraction. anything to avoid the economy that's in the tank. >> reporter: even newt gingrich now backs romney on this issue. >> well, i thought that he owed it to the country to share more. he's agreed now to go to two full years of disclosure. at the time he hadn't done that. >> reporter: but he had this advice for the romney campaign. >> i think they've got to be tougher, more direct, and i think they will be. >> reporter: part of the challenge for romney here is that it was his own father, george romney, who set the standard for presidential candidates when he released 12 years of his tax returns, scott, when he was running back in 1968. >> pelley: nancy, thank you. in utah last night, an airline pilot suspected of murder made a desperate attempt to fly away
's watch, there have been more jobs lost than created. at this point in george w. bush's first term, even more jobs were lost. accurate or not, you'll see more ads like this, because the campaign, both of them, diane, are convinced their working. >> jon, great to have you reporting in tonight. >>> and coming up here, a living room explodes in flames. the fire extinguisher the only defense. we put some real families to the test and they failed. would you know what to do? [ mosquitoes buzzing ] ♪ [ female announcer ] repel mosquitoes without spraying your skin. try off! clip-on repellant. in minutes, its fan surrounds you, head to toe with effective odorless protection. whether it's at a game, enjoying family, or just relaxing, repel mosquitoes away without a spray. off! clip-on. keeps bugs off. sc johnson. a family company. my feet and exactly where i needed more support. i had tired, achy feet. until i got my number. my dr. scholl's custom fit orthotics number. now i'm a believer. you'll be a believer, too. learn where to find your number at drscholls.com. [ slap! ] [ slap! slap! slap!
of the republican party, former president george w. bush, will not be attending the republican contention next month. he will not be speaking there. he said he prefers to stay out of politics. but stepping into the public eye today was his wife, former first lady laura bush, in washington, d.c. she was attending an international aids conference, and abc's jon karl had a chance to sit down for an exclusive interview with her. >> reporter: i was surprised to see that neither you nor president bush are going to the republican convention. >> that's right. >> reporter: why is that? >> well, both bushes are not going. george's dad played the age card. >> reporter: it's a little easier for him. >> but we just felt like we, you know, we'll say, we'll be watching from the sidelines. >> reporter: but she's not afraid to take on republicans who want to cut foreign aid. >> it's in our moral interest as a country, the wealthiest country in the world, and we still are the wealthiest country in the world, to help other people, if we can. >> reporter: as president, her husband launched a $15 billion effort to fight
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on taxation seems to be politically unique. we've had wealthy republican presidents before george h.w. bush, wealthy family, but their personal wealth was never perceived to be part of their actual governing decisions. bush had republican philosophy about taxation. you saw very rich democrats who actually had a nonself-interested tax policies. the fact that these policies are all to romney's only self-interest is the peculiar part of the politics. >> i think it's that. i don't think it's his wealth that's the problem. i think it's the fact that he's paying a lower income tax rate than the lowest marginal income tax rate. he has all these offshore accounts, swiss bank accounts, cayman islands and bahamas and there's a terrible contrast he has with his father who was exactly the opposite. who was the model of transparency releasing 12 years of income taxes saying that it would be -- it could be a fluke if you only released one year. paul krugman was writing today that at the time they were reporting george romney was going out of his way to not take advantage of the loopholes in the tax syste
sense. but the top marginal rate was 39 when president george w. bush came in. cut to 35. i think if we get good deficit reduction, bringing it to 35, i think that helps the economy. >> greta: looking at that and i want to talk to you about health care. but i am curious about the tax question, i see it in the health care and the tax are targeted at a certain economic strat a. i am curious, how much additional revenue -- if you know -- will be in the treasury if the taxes go up as to people who make $250 thrnd or more i. income tax or the health care? >> greta: income. >> the income over a 10- >> greta: one-year period? >> with 10, it's $3... $150 billion for one year. >> greta: one year. i did a little research. that's about -- it costs $10 billion a day to run the federal government. so that's a 15-day, you are asking for 15 days. >> it's a drop in the bucket. here's some other things. we should find a way to fairly restrain entitlement spending, this is a personal view. i think that medicare benefits should not vest until later for younger workers, i would say that if a person's under
, it was -- it was -- we were in a full recovery mode. but it was way too late to save george h.w. bush. >> greta: i don't know how there could be a recovery between now and november by simple indicators, for instance, we are borrowing money, the interest rate is as low as you can get, you can't loosen up money. there are certain indcaishts where i don't know where the margins, where the president's going to see breathing room. have you problems in europe that are not getting better that have an enormous influence on the economy. nonetheless, he's the president and he gets stuck with it. i don't know -- i don't see any indicator in the economy that will help him enormously. >> i don't think we will have a strong rebound between now and election day. but the only point i was trying to make, even if we did, sentiment may have begun to turn in such a way that it's too late. >> greta: is there one ethnick group or demographic, which is key to the independent vote right now? >> well, no. i don't know how -- i couldn't possibly slice up the independent vote and tell you, you know, what its ethnic composition
by the word choice, what he says or also by his body language? no one can forget president george w. bush 9/11 when he was in front of the classroom and you could see the demeanor of the president once we learned that information that he received the demeanor of him. that was as indelible as any word could have been. >> there is no dou the pictures here, the television matters. the sense of empathy that a president is able to convey by what he says and how he acts these are important things. i think going forward it becomes more important in terms of how he shows that he is a healer for the country. this is especially difficult now that we are in the middle of a very contentious political season where the president and candidate romney are not being very much healers. they are going at it and fighting pretty hard a moment like this makes that kind of politicking that much more discorted. >> very appreciated. >>> a lot of us are counting down to the olympic games. the opening ceremony is friday. the summer games are challenging athletes. it is also coinciding with the muslim holy month. it m
says 215 were killed in syrian violence today. >>> former president george w. bush is going to skip the convention. he supports mitt romney and want him to succeed. but he's still enjoying his time off the political stage and respectfully declines the information to go to the tampa. his father announced he wouldn't be there either due to health reasons. >>> it's been 3 a1 days since the u.s. lost its top credit rating. 29 states added jobs in june. unemployment rose in 27 states. part of the reason is more people who are out of work started looking for jobs which increases the size of the labor pool. now let's send it back to don lemon in colorado. >>> thank you, john. our third story tonight, out front. we have been hearing from many movie goers about the massacre. some say when they saw him they thought he was some sort of gimmick to promote the new batman movie and as we all know now, that wasn't the case. >> don, this is what law enforcement suggests now happened. they believehe suspect came into the theater with a ticket, went out through an exit door to the right ofhe screen t
strategist for george w. bush mark mckenna join us "outfront" tonight. i want to play a clip of an impressive attack by ohio's own john boehner. let's take a listen. >> i think the president's attack on the private sector in america is exactly what's wrong with this administration. doesn't give a damn about middle class americans who are out there looking for work. what he's trying to do is distract the american people in order to win his own reelection. >> tell us how you really feel there, john. let's talk about the importance of ohio. take a look at the current cnn electoral map. in this scenario, obama seems likely to start with 247 electoral votes. romney expected to get 206. 85 are a toss-up. but suddenly ooeb's been five electoral votes of winning. roland, there's a reason obama has made eight trips to ohio so far this year. romney's made ten. what do you think president obama needs to do to win over the main street middle class voters in the buckeye state? >> actually if you go back to 2009, the two states he was immediately going to were ohio as well as north carolina. and when gover
reeling and we are today still reeling from devastation of eight years of george w. bush. we were on a brink of a depression and so he felt the timing wasn't right. by the way, whether the number is 250 or 500 or 750 or a million, the republicans are saying no tax increases for anybody. and so the process is in the negotiation process. we're saying 250. the republicans are saying 2 billion. so, you know, this process of saying that there would be no negotiation on any tax increase -- president obama said for every dollar of tax increase, he would grate to ten dollars of budget cuts, no deal. the republicans are sticking their heads in the sand hoping upon hope this line that congressman said that we're going to kill the job creators -- >> jamie: let me ask you this -- >> is holding them hostage. >> jamie: dick, let me ask think and bob, please respond. what is the resolution, then, if you don't -- as democrats continue to push for this, we've stated it in terms of tax cuts and tax benefits, what's the resolution that you could see that could actually pass and help the folks of ame
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